A Guide to Countries of the World

Author: Peter Stalker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199580729
Release Date: 2010-06-10
Genre: Political Science

This A-Z guide provides a wealth of information for every country in the world. Each entry gives a brief history and outlines contemporary social, economic, political and religious issues. In addition, for each country there is a map and a quick-reference fact box containing data and statistics including languages, population, GDP, capital city, life expectancy, and more. It also features an appendix of indicator tables (showing income and poverty, health and population etc) and an appendix of regional groupings, such as members of the EU and the African Union, as well as an appendix of web links - one for each country. Revised and fully up to date with the latest key facts, this accessible guide is ideal for students and teachers of geography, politics, economics, world religions, and world history at all levels, as well as anyone wanting a home reference book to accompany an atlas.

A Guide to Countries of the World

Author: Christopher Riches
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191060793
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre: Reference

This authoritative A–Z provides a wealth of up-to-date information on every country in the world, including dependent territories. Each entry provides a brief history of the country and outlines its political, economic, and social issues. A quick-reference fact box provides comparative information on land area, people, language, religion, life expectancy, GDP, gender equality, and environmental performance. Supplementary material includes detailed indicator tables showing income and poverty, health and population, and a list of international organizations, such as the EU and the African Union, with essential information about these groupings. This accessible guide will be revised on a regular basis following the publication of this new edition, as will A Dictionary of Contemporary World History, ensuring that coverage of current affairs is current. It is an ideal reference source for students and teachers of geography, politics, economics, and world history at all levels, as well as anyone wanting access to reliable information on any country of the world.

The World Guide

Publisher: New Internationalist Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 190445657X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Essential guide for international development issues and background travel reading. The World Guide includes all the facts, history, political and economic analysis found in a conventional reference work, but it also offers information on the issues central to the lives of people in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Also includes Amnesty International and Social Watch reports, an interactive world map and slide shows and national anthems for each country. |An impressive reference book.| - The Times

The Travel Book

Author: Lonely Planet,
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 9781741792119
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Travel

And here's the list. Everywhere. In one comprehensive volume. Defining everywhere was no easy task. Jotting down the 192 member states of the United Nations was the easy part; deciding which other destinations to include provoked much spirited debate and food for thought. We're very proud of this book, an all-consuming project that has involved huge input from authors, staff, photographers and experts from around the globe. Like any serious addiction, the travel bug requires constant attention. If, like me, you consider travel to be an important part of your life, then this book will be bad news - it shows us that no matter how far we travel, there's always further to go. At Lonely Planet we believe passionately in the power of independent travel to transform travellers and the communities to which they travel. Bringing respect, sensitivity, curiosity and a generous dose of humour to the travel experience is enormously important, and we hope this book acts not just as a reference tool, but also as a valuable introduction to a better travel experience. Travel is the world's most important business, but it means far more than just money and employment. It is through travel that we go out and meet the world and the world cornes to meet us. So open The Travel Book and dive inside - my bet is that soon you'll want to turn the printed experience into a real one.

Country Risk Assessment

Author: Michel Henry Bouchet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470868188
Release Date: 2003-10-31
Genre: Business & Economics

One of the few books on the subject, Country Risk Assessment combines the theoretical and practical tools for managing international country risk exposure. - Offers a comprehensive discussion of the specific mechanisms that apply to country risk assessment. - Discusses various techniques associated with global investment strategy. - Presents and analyses the various sources of country risk. - Provides an in depth coverage of information sources and country risk service providers. - Gives techniques for forecasting country financial crises. - Includes practical examples and case studies. - Provides a comprehensive review of all existing methods including the techniques on the cutting-edge Market Based Approaches such as KMV, CreditMetrics, CountryMetrics and CreditRisk+.

A Guide to the World Bank

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821366955
Release Date: 2007-06-27
Genre: Business & Economics

The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Its focus is on helping the poorest people in the poorest countries by using its financial resources, staff, and extensive experience to aid countries in reducing poverty, increasing economic growth, and improving quality of life. In partnership with more than 100 developing countries, the Bank Group is striving to improve health and education, fight corruption, boost agricultural support, build roadsand ports, and protect the environment. Other projects are aimed at rebuilding war-torn countries or regions, providing basic services such as access to clean water, and encouraging investments that create jobs. In addition to this critical groundwork around the world, various parts of the World Bank Group are involved in activities ranging from conducting economic research and analysis to providing financial and advisory services to governments and private enterprises. This completely revised and updated second edition provides an accessible and straightforward overview of the World Bank Group's history, organization, mission, and purpose. Additionally, for those wishing to delve further into subjects of particular interest, the book guides readers to sources containing more detailed information, including annual reports, Web sites, publications, and e-mail addresses for various departments. It also provides information on how to work for or do business with the World Bank. A good introduction for anyone interested in understanding what the World Bank Group does and how it does it, this book shows readers who want to learn more where to begin.

Getting to Know the World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821359150
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A general introduction to the World Bank, this guide provides an overview of the Bank's history, organization, mission, and purpose.

A Guide to the World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821353446
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

The World Bank Group works in more than 100 developing economies and is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. In 2002, the institution provided US $19.5 billion in loans to its client countries. This guide reviews the organisation's history, objectives and operations, and looks at the five institutions that make up the World Bank Group: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Historical Guide to World Media Freedom

Author: Jenifer Whitten-Woodring
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483359861
Release Date: 2014-05-29
Genre: Political Science

Scholars of international relations and international communications view the extent of media freedom from country to country as a key comparative indicator either by itself or in correlation with other indices of national political and economic development. This indicator serves as a bellwether for gauging the health and spread of democracy. Historical Guide to World Media Freedom brings together comprehensive historical data on media freedom since World War II, providing consistent and comparable measures of media freedom in all independent countries for the years 1948 to the present. The work also includes country-by country summaries, analyses of historical and regional trends in media freedom, and extensive reliability analyses of media freedom measures. The book’s detailed information helps researchers connect historical measures of media freedom to Freedom House’s annual Freedom of the Press survey release, enabling them to extend their studies back before the 1980s when Freedom House began compiling global press freedom measures. Key Features: A-to-Z, country-by-country summaries of the ebb and flow of media freedom are paired with national media freedom measures over time. Introductory chapters discuss such topics as the theoretical premises behind the nature and importance of media freedom, historical trends, and the challenges of coding for media freedom in a way that ensures consistency for comparison. Concluding material covers the historical patterns in media freedom, how media freedom tracks with other cross-national indicators, and more. Accessible to students and scholars alike, this groundbreaking reference is essential to collections in political science, international studies, and journalism and communications.

All Countries Capitals and Flags of the World

Author: Smart Smart Kids
ISBN: 1717927068
Release Date: 2018-07-26

We appreciate your desire for knowledge! This book consists of information about all the countries of the world, their capitals, flags, population and area (for each continent separately) as well as a BONUS! (pp. 27-34)This is an excellent and useful birthday present, a gift for good grades at school or just for good behavior. Give knowledge to your child!

A Guide to the Formulation of Water Resources Strategy

Author: Guy J.-M. Le Moigne
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821330381
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

World Bank Technical Paper No. 263. Management of water resources is essential for long-term, environmentally sustainable human and economic development. Increasingly, the World Bank and other international organizations are called upon to provide

Developing Countries in the World Trading System

Author: Ramesh Adhikari
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781009581
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Experience suggests that trade liberalization has contributed substantially to the remarkable growth of industrialized countries. However, for various reasons many developing countries have not yet been able to integrate successfully into global markets and reap the growth-inducing and poverty-reducing benefits of trade. This book argues that while developing countries are heavily represented in the WTO - accounting for about four-fifths of its membership - there is still plenty of scope for the world trading system to work more effectively in their interests.

Innovation Policy

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821383019
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume offers a detailed conceptual framework for understanding and learning about technology innovation policies and programs, and their implementation in the context of different countries.

A Guide to Living Standards Measurement Study Surveys and Their Data Sets

Author: Margaret E. Grosh
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821333755
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

World Bank Discussion Paper No. 302. Presents an alternative way of financing development in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to address the shortcomings of past investment lending. This study discusses sector investment programs (SIPs) as an alternative way of financing development in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to address the shortcomings of past investment lending in the region. The report examines the nature and features of SIPs by drawing on the limited experience with such operations in a number of coutries to date, including Bangladesh, Mozambique, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Zambia. A SIP is distinguished by its comprehensive sector coverage, by close coordination among all parties, including stakholders and donors, and by the requirement that it be formulated under local ownership and management

Contemporary World Fiction A Guide to Literature in Translation

Author: Juris Dilevko
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598849097
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. • Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication; genre/literary style/story type; an annotation; related works by the author; subject keywords; and original language • 9 introductory overviews about classic world fiction titles • Extensive bibliographical essays about fiction traditions in other countries • 5 indexes: annotated authors, annotated titles, translators, nations, and subjects/keywords